India’s Kerala state moves to ban alcohol
A total prohibition of alcohol is to be enforced in the southern Indian state of Kerala in 10 years, authorities have said.
German reforms a step in the right direction
Wine reforms in Germany will benefit consumers but don’t go far enough to solve all the issues.
From chicken feet crisps at one of London’s top haunts to sea-faring cocktails and Jean Claude Van Damme – it has, as ever, been an eclectic week in the world of drinks.
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A US gun range has been granted permission to sell beer to its gun-toting patrons.
A $125,000 wine collection is set to be destroyed after its owner was busted in an undercover sting operation.
Clandestine drinking den B.Y.O.C., where customers are asked to bring their own spirits, is opening a third site in the London borough of Camden next month.
A distillery and brewer have joined forces to release what they describe as the UK’s first “botanical beer”.
A man ordered nearly 10,000 cans of beer at an exclusive nightclub so he could build a six-foot-high fortress around his VIP table.
Archaeologists have discovered an underground “sinkhole” leading to a brewery’s 150-year network of beer caves.
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UK-based wine investment company Amphora Portfolio Management has partnered with a Mumbai consultancy to bring fine wine to Indian investors.
The impact of China’s austerity measures continue to hurt the Australian wine industry, but China’s middle classes are emerging as its potential saviour.
The founder of US computer services giant Netscape is planning to sell $6 million (£3.6m) worth of his collection of fine wines.
Bordeaux first growths Margaux and Haut-Brion are taking an increasing amount of trade by value on Liv-ex – more than the other three first growths combined.
English supermodel Kate Moss’s left breast has been immortalised in a Champagne coupe designed by painter Lucian Freud’s daughter.
Pernod Ricard UK has flagged up a host of data to show why on-trade outlets should encourage customers to trade up this Christmas.
Vintage Champagne is being touted as the next big wine investment by London-based fine wine merchant Woolf Sung.
Prosecco’s explosive UK growth has not come at the expense of Champagne, which held its volume and saw value sales increase by 2.2%, according to the Lanson Champagne Category Report 2014.
Nicolas Feuillatte, founder of the largest cooperative in Champagne and the number one selling Champagne brand in France, has died aged 88.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.